#BITTechTalk ep. #79 w/ Lisa Caywood – “What you need to know about SDN”

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On this episode of the Blacks In Technology #BITTechTalk podcast Greg welcomes to the show Lisa Caywood of Brocade Communication Systems to talk about SDN (Software Defined Network). We will explore what SDN is, it’s impact on the industry and what businesses Read more…

BIT at Solid 2014: Where Hardware and Software Meet Everywhere

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Solid is O’Reilly Media’s first conference wholly dedicated to the intersection of hardware and software around what is popularly referred to as IOT or the Internet of Things. Held at the Fort Mason Center in San Francisco, CA May 21 Read more…

50 Marks the Spot: Podcast “Founders Hour” Founders Come Together to Discuss the WILL of Entrepreneurship

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Tonight we will conduct our 50th podcast.  Thank you to those who have supported us and chimed in to get us where we are today.  Our topic tonight is a very important one.  We will have an opportunity to hear Read more…

Technical Brief: Analyzing the Cloud Using a Protocol Analyzer

By Henry McKelvey 2 Comments

While working at Verizon Laboratories a group of four African American Distinguished Members of Technical Staff noticed that they could not readily determine if events happening on the Verizon FiOS network were a product of correlation or causation. This was the effect of how protocol analyzers are historically used. This Three Part series will be based on how they developed three systems that permitted them to trace network problems whether they were due to correlation or causation, which many times IT/IS personnel are led down false paths by being unable to determine the difference. Continue reading

Security Tips and tools for the network admin: Security Onion Part 1

By Charles Tendell 1 Comment

Every day I run into system admins who know about security. Few are security professionals and often time they miss the little hints that might be lurking in the darkness of their own network. The number one threat to a Read more…

#BITTechTalk episode #40 with guest Keith Townsend

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In this episode of the Blacks In Technology podcast, Greg sits down with  Keith Townsend, founder of the virtualization and cloud computing blog. Keith is an expert in virtualization and cloud technology and we talk about SDN (Software Defined Networks), network Read more…

BIT Tech Digest Technology Trailblazers – Henry McKelvey (Engineer, Inventor, Educator)

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1. Tell us about your technology background? I started my Electronics career when I was 9 years old. I was messing around with my dad’s TV and ended up taking it apart. Well when he got home I saw what Read more…

A Dose of Nagios pt. 2 (the installation)

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What’s up fellow techies and welcome back to my series on Nagios. In the first part of this series we talked about what Nagios is and how it works. In part two I’m going to dive into the installation of Read more…

A Dose of Nagios pt. 2

Do You Have Any Good Ideas? – Black Inventors, Think Patents!! (Part 2)

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When developing a patent one must understand that the patent must be unique and able to be used for a purpose. Inventors are hackers, and hackers are inventors. Knowing this is one thing that provides comfort in the world of technology. There is diversity, but that diversity remains greatly unknown and untapped. So as the title says: Do You Have Any Good Ideas? – Black Inventors, Think Patents!! Continue reading

Nmap Scanning basics w/ Debian Linux pt. 1

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This is going to be just a basic Nmap scanning tutorial, more advanced tutorials about Nmap will come later. Let’s begin. So what is Nmap? Nmap is for all intent purposes, a port scanner. You might ask, “Well what is Read more…


OpenFlows role in SDN

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A fairly common question about Software Defined Networking (SDN) is how Openflow fits into the approach.  SDN is a pretty broad topic with many supporting technologies and delivery methods, some of which still need to be developed.  But overall SDN Read more…

A dose of Nagios pt.1

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Hey that rhymed!!! OK, I couldn’t help myself, it’s the hip-hop in me. plus I’m excited to finally write about Nagios. I’ve used Nagios in my workplace for the past 5 years and have really become more intimate with the Read more…

Tunneling….it’s not just for rats

By Henry McKelvey 4 Comments

The information in this blog is about the use of tunneling as a tool for privacy. It is not meant to provide a way to bypass security. However, this is a way of allowing a person to offer access via a safe and some what acceptable way because direct access to the company’s assets would have been prevented. The Banner picture is a network I designed using the information I conveyed in this blog to allow remote testers to access a test environment and then send the code and test results to me at my company’s web site. This was done to provide 24/7 testing remotely. It worked great and I even got a promotion because of the concept. Continue reading

Tunneling is not just for rats

An Overview of HoneyPots

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Honeypots are phony components set up to entice unauthorized users and malicious software (malware) by presenting numerous system vulnerabilities, while attempting to restrict unauthorized access to internal network information systems. A compromised honeypot system offers a wealth of features that Read more…

VXLAN Software Defined Networks (SDN)

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Originally posted on I follow the @vmware twitter feed and saw an interesting post on VMware offering Software Defined Networks via VXLAN. Now, I want to give a recap of what I consider the nirvana of SDN to be. Traditional LAN/WAN networking are Read more…

Foray into OpenVPN

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It has been awhile since I shared another segment in the Foray Series. For the newcomers, these excerpts are fairly detailed accounts of my experiences with various FOSS tools. Understand that these entries are not intended to be detailed How-Tos, I leave that to the curiosity of the readers. I would be remiss if I did not mention that I got inspired by Mick Bauer’s recent Linux Journal series on the subject. Continue reading

#BITTechTalk episode #17 with guest Samara Lynn

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In this episode of the Blacks In Technology podcast, Greg sits down and talks with tech guru/wifi enthusiast/comic book collector,  Samara Lynn. We cover just about everything from wifi goodness to Batgirl to being a woman in tech. Great episode. About Samara Lynn: Samara Read more…